Correct as usual, King Friday (taken from the old Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood TV shows). I am recalling the chant/mantra I still hear pretty often: "9/11 changed everything!" Well, it did, by golly, but not in the way people think (assume) it did. It DID change the way people think (er, put different ideas into their heads to manipulate their behavior). ;-)
Fear = perceived need for security = demand for security = loss of personal and corporate (meaning we the people) liberties = bye, bye America, the beautiful.
Y'all know this.
I have a quote from one of my favorite professors in college: "THINK, people, THINK!"